Preconception

Beginning the journey to parenthood is an exciting and challenging time. With all the thoughts and options ahead of you, we have collected some useful information from the Shine practitioner team to hopefully help you on your way. If you are worried about your fertility, there are some natural supportive options that you can include in your pregnancy planning to maximise your chances.

Within our team at Shine we have a wide range of therapists who are here to assist you.

How can we help you?

Nutrition for fertility

A diet rich in nutritious foods can help to ensure a strong immune system, healthy weight and vitality levels fit for pregnancy. Certain foods contain specific nutrients, which are essential to reproductive health, and other foods contain substances that may actually lower fertility levels and consequently hinder the conception process.

Yoga and fertility

Yoga exercises may help to improve fertility as it can enhance relaxation, thus helping to restore a happy hormonal balance in the body, and therefore support fertility. In addition, it also releases endorphins, substances that promote a better response to pain and stress in the body, as well as promoting better sleep quality. Link to new Yoga for preconception page

Acupuncture for fertility

Acupuncture can offer men and women pre-conceptual support to maximize their chances of conception. Lifestyle and nutritional advice form an integral part of the consultation. It can also also work along side with couples who are considering or embarking on assisted conception, such as IUI, IVF and ICSI. Link to infertility and acupuncture

Herbal Medicine for fertility

Herbal medicine can help support your body during this important time as carefully selected medicinal herbs can enable your body to correct hormonal imbalances, clear toxins where this is a problem or nourish the body as a whole to enhance fertility.

Reiki for fertility

Reiki works to improve a person’s overall physical and mental health, including reproductive health, thus improving your chances of getting pregnant. It may also minimise conditions and illnesses that can contribute to infertility. As stress is often linked to fertility problems, Reiki can be helpful for this.

Reflexology for fertility

Reflexology is a gentle relaxing way of helping to manage stress, which is very important if you are trying to increase your fertility and become pregnant. It is believed that stress can affect your ability to conceive, whether it is worrying about becoming pregnant, or other everyday concerns. Reflexology can play a role in balancing hormones, which can help with things such as encouraging regular menstruation, promoting ovulation, and relieving the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis.

Our aim at Shine is to support you in your fertility journey, to support your choices and wishes and wherever possible enhance your fertile chances and to nurture your sense of well being throughout your experience.

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